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OBI, JAMES NWOYE and MBA, OLASUNKANMI AKEEM AMIDA and LUGARD, MUMEN (2017) EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION AS THE TUG-BOAT OF ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY. African Journal of Innovations in Management Science and Administration, 6 (1). pp. 1-31. ISSN 2101-014x

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Motivation of the workforce has been identified as the key factor that produces super productivity and increased profitability in modern organizations. There are several ways by which an organization can motivate its workforce. Some of these ways include; salary increase to workers, promotion, attractive fringe benefits and through other non-financial incentives, such as commendation, award and expression of appreciation. Motivation is essential to propel the workforce to improved productivity thereby making it possible for the organization to achieve its set goals and objectives. When an employee is sufficiently motivated, he or she will have increased zeal to perform organizational tasks. This article adopted survey research design. Questionnaire carefully designed by the author was used to gather primary data for the article. The sample size used was 40 respondents made up of human resources practitioners from two corporate organizations. The data gathered were analyzed using tables and percentages. The hypothesis of the article was tested using chi-square inferential statistical tool to establish its validity. The author found that the Alternative hypothesis obtained was 20.25 as against the Null hypothesis of 9.49. Thus the Null hypothesis was rejected and the Alternative hypothesis accepted. The result of the test provided a proof that employee motivation serves as the tugboat of organizational productivity. In other words, the force of motivation as a tug-boat pulls organizational productivity to the harbor of profitability in corporate organizations. It is therefore advisable for corporate entities operating in today’s turbulent business environment to pay competitive wages and salaries to their workforce in addition to providing them with attractive fringe benefits to motivate them actively to deliver super productivity for organizational success

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation, Productivity, Profitability, Tug-Boat, Organizational Success
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 10:11

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